17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Ravello
— 1 night
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
4
Orvieto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Palermo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. On the 12th (Fri), shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Lorenzo Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ravello day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Palermo to Ravello takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Ravello are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scala, Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza Navona and Colosseum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation app .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of taxi, subway, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saints Severus and Martyrius, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovenale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa S. Andrea, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Orvieto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Orvieto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get to know the fascinating history of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi road trip planning app .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence itinerary builder .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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